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With COVID-19 infection rates rising rapidly in Oregon and Grant County, the John Day Elks Lodge was closed to the public for its annual Thanksgiving meal.

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The Grant County Piecemakers Quilt Guild made and sent four quilts to the area by Blue River. These quilts went to some of the people that were affected by the wildfires this summer. All the t…

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United States Marine Cpl. Jesse Daniel Hoodenpyl of Kimberly was named Marine of the Quarter this summer as lance corporal and has since been promoted to corporal. He is stationed in Okinawa.

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JOHN DAY—Well, here it is the first of December. The first meal in December is on Dec. 3: fish and chips, coleslaw and birthday cake.

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The Forest Service announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national for…

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The 28th annual Carrie Young Memorial will see changes this year, but the legacy of giving continues with many items for auction and a chance for the county to give back.

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November may be a time of gratitude for many, but the month also recognizes the vital effort to provide comfort by hospice and palliative care workers.

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Santa had to postpone his visit to Prairie City, but it looks like he’ll now be coming to town for Christmas on the Prairie on Dec. 5.

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JOHN DAY—I don’t know about the rest of you around our great country, but I’m ready for the time when we can go back to the senior centers and visit and enjoy a lunch with our friends and neig…

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Bob Van Voorhis, who volunteered for the draft in 1966 after graduating from Grant Union High School, said there was never a question in his mind, or anyone else’s in his graduating class, abo…

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Dustin and Jamie Kreger of Tigard, Oregon, announce the birth of their son William Joseph Kreger II, born Oct. 30, 2020. William was born at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, weighing 7 p…

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Cindy Wimer of John Day has successfully completed the advanced floral design study program at Floral Design Institute and is now certified in advanced floral design.

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MONUMENT—We got our first snow! Does this mean we are officially declaring that we cannot wear tank tops, flip flops or capri pants? The cold weather front came upon us quite suddenly. We had …

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As the country headed into one of the most anticipated elections in history, election worker Lenora Thomason, 83, followed through on her promise to work the polls, as she has done for the las…

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Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is once again offering scholarships to eligible students and adults in its service territory.

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MONUMENT—October has been an extremely busy month, and I am glad to say that it has passed and relieved to say the least. I had my parents who came to visit from California and then friends wi…

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Dayville School gained royalty this year: 2018 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador Stephanie Breazile moved to Grant County to begin her new job as a teacher.

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The Grant School District 3 school board welcomed a new board member who is excited at the opportunity to serve the students and staff at school and the community members.

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Downtown John Day merchants will be participating in a “Tricks and Treats” event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. A costume contest will be held from 12-4 p.m. at Java Jungle. Other participati…

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Grant County kicked off the fall season at the Grant County Fairgrounds Heritage Barn with the Friday Street Fair and Saturday’s John Day Farmers Market Harvest Festival.

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JOHN DAY—Well, we have been blessed with rain that we all know we needed. And got to go outside today. My walking is getting better. Hope to be home next week.

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The Ellis Tracey Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office. All members are encouraged to attend.

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JOHN DAY—Well, here I am lying in the hospital bed with a broken hip, thinking how nice it would be to sit and visit with everyone.

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If you were to read only the first sentence of my story, this is what I would want you to take from my breast cancer journey: Early detection is the best protection! That being said, I will no…

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This year’s only “First Friday” event, the fourth annual “The Great Pumpkin Hunt,” brought 50 to 75 new customers into local businesses Friday for the chance at winning a gift basket for the p…

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PRAIRIE CITY—Arm, ear, eye, gum, hip, jaw, leg, lip, rib, toe. So what’s all that? The answers to the three-letter body parts quiz. Did you get them all? Now if you really want to further your…

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